See No Evil, Print No Evil

See No Evil, Print No Evil

Angus Nurse has published a scholarly article in The Comics Grid See No Evil, Print No Evil: The Criminalization of Free Speech in DMZ which examines contemporary notions of free speech and the criminalization of journalistic expression since 9/11.

The Unrepeatable Elephant in the Room

First off, this isn't intended to be a partisan political post. I really am trying to approach this from a history/social science angle. The topic I'm addressing is already being vigorously discussed in social media, at home, in the hallways, and in the classroom. I'm writing with the hope of helping to ground the discussion in American history.

New York Times Asks Teens: "What Does America Stand For?"

New York Times writer Anna North has collected videos from a group of American teenagers—"a group that was diverse in as many ways as possible: geographically, politically and in terms of race, gender and sexual orientation"—answering the question "Is our country living up to its values today?".

This is how our country looks today to some of the young people who will help decide its future.
— Anna North, New York Times, Aug. 23, 2017

You Are History

Remember sitting in history class thinking: "If I was alive then, I would've..."? Well you are alive now. Whatever you're doing is what you would've done.

On the Mindless Menace of Violence - Zen Pencils

Zen Pencils never fails to provide meaningful material. In #188, Gavin has illustrated an excerpt from one of Robert F. Kennedy's most important speeches, titled ‘On the mindless menace of violence’, which Kennedy gave on April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

RFK's words and the Zen Pencils illustrations would serve as a great introduction to a lesson/classroom discussion about the racial strife and animus that exploded into violence in Charlottesville this past weekend.

Zen Pencils 188

Teaching Charlottesville

As school begins, the recent events in Charlottesville are sure to be on students minds. Teachers on Twitter have been sharing ideas and resources that can be used to help students understand what's been happening under the hashtag #charlottesvillecurriculum.